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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

I'll wade in on this! used to be, except for dancin and standing in the area around the stage, most everyone sat and grooved. Then into the 80's more and more rockers & outside influences started to stand on their hind legs like idiots-imo! -For the whole show, slow songs, fast ones.
I hate it! So I have to stand if I want to see the band, because a bunch of morons in front of me are blocking my view. That and the idiots jabbering during the music-to each other and on cell phones. A bunch of attention deficit yahoo's if you ask me! So you'al out there who think it's cool to stand 24-7, please don't (see? i deleted that-lol) :)

This post was modified by rastamon on 2007-02-20 01:51:26

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Feb 19, 2007 6:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

[you've obviously never seen Husker Du live]

[and to 2nd deadmax, i certainly never saw a mobile phone at any GD show i attended]

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 6:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

the only time i thanked God for the standers was 5/19/06 at the Phil & Friends show at the Warfield. They had BLINDING lights glaring onto the balcony during the whole show.(making a DVD) It ruined the show for me, except when someone blocked the glare. My friend, a longtime deadhead, agreed with me on that.

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Poster: deadn73 Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

im with you on this one rastamon, and seeing that im only 5"6 it was a major pain in the ass

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

sorry rasta - can't go with you on this one - i danced from note one til note none (maybe would sit for drums and/or space or if i got pooped). just had to moooooove with the tunes

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

well, that was why most venues have that open area close to the stage -to dance 'n gyrate. I'd usually get the person in my line of sight sooooo stoned, they'd have to sit. I have my ways!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

would have have been impossible with me my bud - me and my date would have had you dancin with us guaranteed :)

and trust me - my dates were cute and persuasive ;)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

hmmmm...point well taken. I guess i was more complacent with a hot honey dancin in front of me :)
But very few people alive could outsmoke me. Hash/skunk joints soaked in oil.....(I'm so ashamed) most did sit :)

come to think of it, i had to sit-lol

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

oooh - soaked in oil???? you may have me there buddy :(

maybe my gal pal wouldn't even be able to get me (or you) off the seat after a toke off that - lol

would have been a cool test :)

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Poster: Spicoli Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

somehow i doubt that

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

really???

oh well - sorry you weren't with me my friend

(and by the way - me and rasta are buds - don't jump in thinking i'm raggin on him - mind you own business if you are serious)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

SO......

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Poster: deadmax Date: Feb 19, 2007 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

I don't remember cell phones being rampant in the early 90s.

Did someone just have a bad experience once and is filling in the scenery over time? Come on, rast, you know you wanna dance.

I did have one experience, during 1984 or 5 I believe, when the music just got my groove bone a-twichin' and I had to dance, and some girl with a sweater tied around her neck yelled at me to sit down. I was pretty far removed, mentally, from where she was so I actually SAT DOWN. Then a few minutes later I just had to dance. So I boogied for about 10 seconds, turned around and gave her a great big smile and never looked back again.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

all I know, at least in the SFBay area in the 70's, there would be most of the people dancin & spinning near the elevated stage, but elsewhere it was people sitting on their blankets and not blocking peoples view. My bitch is with the ton's of people who somehow for whatever reason, would stand for the whole show and/or spillin beer.
The Dead shows were hijacked by a lot of Montrose type rockers...(not that there was anything wrong with Montrose)
Saw them a few times. There, standing was the thing. Though I sat alot anyway.
If you were on the lawn at the Shoreline during The Eagles concert 6/9/94- and heard 3people in unison shouting "SIT DOWN!!" I was one of 'em. know what? They sat down.
At least where I could see/enjoy some of the show. Obnoxious? i suppose.
I mean, for some unknown reason-to me. Some just stood all the time like expectant dawgs. Oooooooow! The band! oooooooow-I gotta stand and drool- good grief! RELAX and enjoy the music! I did'nt pay to see some sorry ass standing in front of my line of vision being self-centered and selfish. Yeah, SIT DOWN! (even said please)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

We may differ politically, but see below...I think we agree!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 19, 2007 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: sit down!!!

though i never sat in anyones lap (not that there's anything wrong with that) :P
Yeah, you summed it up nice, I could groove and get into the muse better sitting. hmmm...maybe I did'nt stand alot so I would'nt fall alot-haha